Previous Speakers

We are proud of the depth and broad range of speakers and topics we offer in our monthly meetings. Experience and expertise shared in our Network strengthens our efforts.

Katie Bernstein, NW Elder Law Group

Marsha Botzer, Founder, Ingersoll Gender Center, sharing “A Personal Life of Transgender History.”

Margaret Boyle, Boyle Martin PLC, concerning “LGBT Employment Law.

Debbie Carlsen, LGBTQ Allyship, introducing The Intergenerational Project

Nicole Casado, Director of Community Relations, Burien Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, addressing “Residents’ Rights” and “End-of-Life Issues.”

Jamie Clausen, Phinney Estate Law, “Same-Sex Marriage Laws in the State of Washington”

Simon Ellis, Cedar River Clinics, “Medical Care for the LGBTQ Community”

Pam Ellison, Wealth Advisor; Lee-Norah Sanzo, Sr. Fiduciary Specialist, Life Management Services Group, Wells Fargo Investment & Fiduciary Services; Kate Thayer, Fiduciary Advisory Specialist, Wells Fargo Bank on “Planning for Incapacity.”

Allena Gabosch, Sex-Positive Speaker, Author, Coach and Activist, “Sexuality and our Seniors”  and “Sex in Senior Communities.”

Lauren Glickman, Foray Consulting and Associates, “Resiliency, Trauma Exposure Response, and Self-Care within Mission-Driven, Emotionally-Intense Professions.”

David Haack, Living Care Lifestyles, “Long-Term Care Marketing to the LGBT Community in Washington State.”

Kristen Holladay, Lead Chicken Soap Brigade Advocate for the Lifelong AIDS Alliance, presenting the Brigade and its services.

Mitchell C. Hunter, Seattle LGBT Commission of the Mayor’s Office on “Transgender Issues in Seattle”

Liz Illg, Outreach Coordinator, introducing Generations Aging with Pride

Pramila Jayapal, US Congressional Representative, 7th District, 2017 – .

Denise Klein, Executive Director, Wider Horizons, “Elder-Friendly Communities without Walls.”

Andrea Lahr, MSW, University of Washington, “Caring for Partners: An LGBT Study.”

Kirk Larson, Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist, “Navigating the Social Security Administration.”

Nancy Niedzielski, End of Life Washington, concerning the Washington Death with Dignity Act (RCW 70.245)

Tony Palizzi, Brainfit Northwest, Brain Exercise Techniques

Leanne Plancic, AXA Advisors, “Financial Planning for Same-Sex Couples.”

Ruben Rivera-Jackman, King County Housing Authority, “Cultural Competency Training”

Mary Sroufe, Ballard Elder Law, “Overview of the legal environment for gay and lesbian relationships after the 2013 defeat of the (US) federal Defense of Marriage Act”

Kathleen Sullivan, Executive Director, Generations with Pride

Karin Taifour, Aging Care Consultation Services, “Help and Resources for Dementia Caregivers”

Aganita Varkentine and Margaret Purcell, Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
(PSOLOC), presenting “Our Stories.”

Brady Walkinshaw, candidate for 2016 Congress in the 7th District.

Nancy Werner, Transitional Marketing Services, discussing “Marketing Your LGBTQ-Inclusive Quality.”